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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

I'm Going to Denver

This week is a little hectic. I’m getting ready to head to Denver for the RWA National Conference.

It will be a busy week, but I get to meet up with old friends and make some new ones, plus, hopefully, I will learn something to improve my writing or my marketing. If I do, I’ll share with you when I get home.
Tuesday my online chapter, Kiss of Death is presenting a workshop. The Denver Field Office of the ATF (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms) will be sending Special Agents knowledgeable in many of their areas to the workshop. We’ll be able to ask lots of questions, especially related to our WIP’s. Just some of the areas they will cover are criminal profiling, firearms and ammunition technology, explosives, firearms trafficking, financial investigative services and the K-9 program.

Wednesday we have a board meeting and our awards ceremony, Death by Chocolate. And yes we have so much chocolate. We also have many pubbed authors, editors and agents attend.
Thursday the RWA workshops begin. About two years ago they finally recognized Indie authors and started to provide some workshops for them. They have some interesting ones this year, besides the building characters and basic writing tips here are a few that I’m looking at, from where I am in my career. I’ve done very little advertising or promoting so that’s one of my aims to learn more about that. Make Your Ads More Effective, A Walkthrough of How to Set Up a Facebook Ad, a BookBub Ad and an AMS Ad Speaker: Mark Dawson, Grow Your Global Sales with Kobo,  and Making Good Money in Self-Publishing. There are a few others that interest me, Conflict Is Key, Because You Said So! Creating Your World for Series Success and since I write westerns, There's Something about a Cowboy.

If anyone has any particular topic they have a question about, let me know and I’ll see what I can find out.

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